Jharkhand High Court grants bail to RJD leader Lalu Prasad Yadav in the fodder scam case relating to Deoghar treasury.
In the Deoghar Treasury Case, a special CBI court had awarded 3.5 years of imprisonment to Yadav. In this case he has already spent half the quantum of sentence in the jail which according to the directions of the Supreme Court makes him eligible to apply for bail. The lawyers of Yadav had appealed for bail petition before the high court last month using the same condition.
Justice Apresh Singh had asked Lalu Prasad to present his case on July 12. The Supreme Court had rejected Lalu Prasad’s bail plea in April this year.
In the last hearing, the court had asked the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to submit its reply on Lalu Prasad’s bail plea. According to sources, CBI opposed the bail plea of Lalu Prasad.
Convicted in fodder scam cases, Lalu Prasad has been sentenced to up to 14 years in jail. He is presently admitted to the paying ward of Rajendra Institute of Medical Science (RIMS) in Ranchi for treatment.